Sunday, February 01, 2009

Idle Ramblings on Super Bowl Sunday

It's cold, wet and rainy -- and it's Super Bowl Sunday.

For those of you on the other side of the pond(s) who have never heard of the Super Bowl, it is a BIG DEAL championship football (the one with pads and helmets) game in the U.S. It's estimated that 100 million TV viewers will tune in to watch all or a portion of the game or half-time show.

For non-football fans, the biggest draw is the half-time show and the half-time commercials. These commercials cost advertisers some 3 million dollars for a 30 second ad. We can't see the ads in Canada (unless on a satellite direct feed) so I'll have to wait for them to be released later. Still, I may tune into the half-time show just to watch Bruce Springsteen do his twelve minute set. Otherwise, I'll give it a pass.

My Ramblings

  • New blog to check out: A Literary Cocktail

    You won't be sorry. It's well-written, witty and about -- well -- you'll see.

  • A year ago today, I blogged F is for Family or Faking It.

    It's interesting to look back and see what I was thinking/writing about in the past. This is something I've seen Tamarika of Mining Nuggets do. I may do it more often. (Oh where, oh where is a good editor when you need one? No matter how carefully I think I've edited, I always notice the mistakes after I hit the publish button.)

  • While checking my stats yesterday, I saw that a few people ended up at my little rant about Suzanne Somers and anti-aging by Googling, "FaceMaster, best prices". I think it's pretty funny, but I'm sure they weren't amused.

  • As suggested by Kay, I'm awarding a Van Gogh's Ear to some bloggers I feel are deserving:

    - Imelda at Greenish Lady
    - Joy at Babble On
    - Charlie at Berry Blog

    Van Gogh's Ear Award

    Who knew it was so easy to give awards to people! Feel free to pass it on.

  • A belated Gung Hay Fat Choy! - It's the Year of the Ox
    I was sick and in bed on Chinese New Year, so didn't go out and celebrate. If my grandmother were alive, she would have told me this was not an auspicious start to the year. I was just as wont to have ignored it altogether, but thought it a tad rude not to wish others good fortune. We shall see how the rest of the year unfolds.

That's all for now.


Kay Dennison said...

Sorry you missed the Chinese New Year!!! Hope you're feeling better soon!

I passed on the Super Bowl. I like basketball, baseball, and hockey better (I went to a fight once and a hockey game broke out!) and I'm one of those weirdos (at least in the U.S.) who likes soccer (football).

Joy said...

Thank you, Ell! :-) I appreciate that coming from you.

I used to believe that how I spent the New Year set the tone for the year but have since noticed that it doesn't seem to. Happy New Year to you!

Joy said...

I visited A Literary Cocktail and understand why you recommended it. Enjoyable reading for sure!